Photographer's Note

This ancient city was first established around the 6th century BC, by the Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area of what is now southern Jordan. Their commercial skills resulted in creating an empire that stretched to Syria, and in its heyday the city was a house to 18 thousand people who benefited from taxes laid upon caravan traders.

The principle route to the city begins at the Siq, the famous gorge, but as you walk from the main entrance along a dusty path you'll first see these sandstone rocks on the left with tombs encarved in them. the colour of these rocks differs from the dominating red of the city, and it's a view that hardly prepares you for what lies ahead...
Taken at around 7.30.

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